Wednesday, April 05, 2017

"New Warriors" Live-Action TV Series

According to reports, Marvel TV is developing a "New Warriors" TV series with ABC, based on the Marvel Comics series, as a 10-part, 30-minute live-action comedy at Freeform:

"...'New Warriors' revolves around six people with 'powers', living and working together. With abilities on the opposite end of the spectrum of the 'Avengers', the New Warriors want to make a difference in the world ... even if the world isn't ready.

"With Freeform focused on a group dubbed 'becomers', ie. those experiencing a series of firsts in life including first loves and first jobs, New Warriors explores their journey into adulthood. Except in this world, they're not quite super and not yet heroes and the guys can be as terrifying as bad dates..."

Similar to DC's "Teen Titans", The New Warriors debuted in Marvel's "The Mighty Thor" #411 (December 1989).

The original New Warriors was created by editor Tom DeFalco who brought together existing Marvel comic book characters 'Firestar', 'Marvel Boy', 'Namorita', 'Nova', 'Speedball' and 'Night Thrasher'. Other team members include 'Silhouette', 'Rage', 'Hindsight Lad', 'Bandit', 'Timeslip', 'Dagger', 'Darkhawk', 'Powerpax', 'Turbo', the 'Scarlet Spider' and 'Squirrel Girl'.

'Doreen Green' aka 'Squirrel Girl' first appeared in "Marvel Super-Heroes" vol. 2, #8, in a story plotted and drawn by Steve Ditko and scripted by Will Murray.

Her ability to communicate with squirrels is surprisingly effective and has allowed her to defeat major supervillains, while splitting her time studying computer science at 'Empire State University',

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